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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 05:26 AM

Robert Morris University planning to close one school, offer buyouts to administrators

Robert Morris University is reducing the number of its schools by one, reorganizing academic programs within them and will offer “voluntary severance” to a majority of its administrative staff in a restructuring, officials confirmed Wednesday.

The moves, following a series of enrollment declines, “will ensure the university remains affordable and better positioned to compete in a challenging enrollment market,” the school said in a written response to an inquiry by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The statement indicated that one of five free-standing schools on the campus in Moon will be consolidated, but did not say which one. It also did not specify how many staff positions beyond “some” that it expects to eliminate through the buyouts.

School officials said faculty positions are not being eliminated.

Read more: https://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2019/01/30/Robert-Morris-University-RMU-job-cuts-staff-Chris-Howard-college-buyouts-labor/stories/201901300134

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